Painted cup
Painted Paint"ed, a. 1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors. [1913 Webster]

As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted bunting. [1913 Webster]

{Painted beauty} (Zo["o]l.), a handsome American butterfly ({Vanessa Huntera}), having a variety of bright colors,

{Painted cup} (Bot.), any plant of an American genus of herbs ({Castilleia}) in which the bracts are usually bright-colored and more showy than the flowers. {Castilleia coccinea} has brilliantly scarlet bracts, and is common in meadows.

{Painted finch}. See {Nonpareil}.

{Painted lady} (Zo["o]l.), a bright-colored butterfly. See {Thistle butterfly}.

{Painted turtle} (Zo["o]l.), a common American freshwater tortoise ({Chrysemys picta}), having bright red and yellow markings beneath. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • painted cup — ☆ painted cup n. INDIAN PAINTBRUSH …   English World dictionary

  • painted cup — paint′ed cup′ n. pln Indian paintbrush • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • painted cup — noun Date: 1787 Indian paintbrush 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • painted cup — any of several semiparasitic plants of the genus Castilleja, of the figwort family, having highly colored dilated bracts about the flowers. Also called paintbrush. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • painted cup — noun any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly colored bracts • Syn: ↑Indian paintbrush • Hypernyms: ↑wildflower, ↑wild flower • Hyponyms: ↑desert paintbrush, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • woolly painted cup — noun : a white woolly somewhat shrubby California herb (Castilleja foliolosa) with greenish yellow flowers …   Useful english dictionary

  • Painted — Paint ed, a. 1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors. [1913 Webster] As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted bunting. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Painted beauty — Painted Paint ed, a. 1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors. [1913 Webster] As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Painted finch — Painted Paint ed, a. 1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors. [1913 Webster] As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Painted lady — Painted Paint ed, a. 1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors. [1913 Webster] As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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